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"Narn", one of the works in the Unfinished Tales, has many parallels with the thirteenth-century Old Norse Volsunga Saga, which Tolkien read and studied, This paper will assess comparisons between the heroes, women, dragons, plots, and tokens for their contribution to understanding Tolkien's relationship to his sources, and will note Tolkien's craft in source-assimilation.



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Proceedings of the J.R.R. Tolkien Centenary Conference edited by Patricia Reynolds and Glen H. Goodknight (Keble College, Oxford, 1992). Mythlore 80, Mallorn 30 (Milton Keynes, England and Altadena, California: The Tolkien Society and the Mythopoeic Press, 1995) , 68-72.